His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2015
The party has selected a local candidate to win back what was one of only a few Conservative footholds in the North East.
When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
Line Kristensen: To win next time, the Conservative Party must make recruiting and training activists its priority
A focused and accountable drive to build the grassroots is required. It can be done, but it requires difficult questions and honest answers.
Increasing, training, and valuing our membership is absolutely crucial to building the first-rate campaigning machine we need.
Tacking towards the devocrat consensus and positioning for a pact with Plaid seems to be the preferred option, but it looks like a tactical cul-de-sac.
James Kanagasooriam: The Conservatives have no secure future as a governing party unless they win many more ethnic minority votes
The good news is that there is an enormous opportunity for the Party – because it is much worse at converting people considering voting Blue into actual voters.
The consequences of not doing so would be catastrophic both for our nation and the party that I hope one day to be able to vote for again.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
Byron Davies: How I won an apology from a Corbyn supporter for falsehoods that helped to cost me my seat
I decided to make a personal stand, and demonstrate that there was a price to be paid for making such outrageous and inaccurate allegations.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
His memoir describes the travails of a non-Cameroon during the Coalition and under Conservative majority government.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.